Do you want to know where Windows stores all the user names and passwords you enter while using it? Are you interested about how secure they are, how to backup this data and then export it to another Windows computer?
This series of articles will help you clarify all these things and more.
Credential Manager – Where Windows Stores Passwords & Other Login Details
Which Windows Passwords & Credentials Can Be Easily Cracked?
How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords
Even though many websites talk about LastPass and its usefulness in improving password security, not too many show how to actually use it. This article does that and shares important watchouts and principles to keep in mind when working to improve your password security. Definitely worth reading.
Password Security – Turn Your Dumb Habits Into Geek Habits
This unique password generator asks you to put one master password and uses that to quickly generate passwords that you could use on a number of popular sites.
If you’re prone to coming up with crazy passwords and then absolutely forgetting them days later, the first thing you should do with a new Windows 7 computer is create a password reset disk. That way, you don’t have to format your entire computer if you can’t log in!
Create Password Reset Disk in Windows 7
Imagine if you forget your Windows admin password. Not even the password hint helps you remember it. Then what? A password reset disk could be a life saver in such situations.
How To Create Windows Password Reset Disk
Want to store your passwords in the most secure manner possible? Want to make your encrypted password immune to a dictionary or brute-force attack by even a supercomputer? Then you should read about bcrypt.
Safely Store a Password
You may have noticed that some programs will hide a saved password with asterisks. This is great unless you forget your password! Luckily, if it’s saved, you can still login, but instead of resetting your password, you can unhide it using Asterisk Logger. Awesome!
Reveal Hidden Passwords using Asterisk Logger
Yeah, there’s loads of ways to generate a secure password, but if you need to quickly create a secure password without any additional applications, check out all the options at the Good Password web site.
If you want to be really secure online, you should probably have a different password for every single website… but that gets extremely painful to remember. Sure, you can also use Keepass or another password manager instead, but what if you aren’t in front of a computer that has your password database?
You can use the password chart from any web-based computer, and type in two phrases to generate the password. Typically you’d use the name of the site as one, and then your secret password as the other. All of the calculation is done client-side so there’s not a security problem.